PORTLAND, OR (January 23, 2014) – Salomon is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new 4-part split board, The Premiere. The board pioneers and brings to market true innovation for the rider who demands mountaineering performance. In an adverse economic climate for the hardgoods industry, Salomon continues to invest in new technologies and products that pave the way for future snowboard innovation.
The Premiere features Tracklock-A 4-part split construction for faster, lighter, and more effective touring and climbing. Consisting of two parts that fit into your backpack, the design allows for narrower 90mm skis, meaning faster touring, and shaves 800 grams of weight for the most lightweight setup possible. Designed to be shorter and wider than your average splitboard, The Premiere is made for more control, maneuverability, and flotation in deep snow.
Salomon Snowboard Product Line Manager, Franck Juvin-Acker commented, “We overcame many challenges in order to make a 4-part splitboard that is easy and fast to assemble with a unique shape for versatile and fun riding. The Premiere has an improved freeride shape, and can handle anything the mountain throws at it. It gives a whole new meaning to backcountry snowboarding.”
Designed with Josh Dirksen, The Premiere’s revolutionary technology achieves close to ski touring efficiency while maintaining torsional stiffness and reducing the vertical movement experienced with a two-part split. An internal straight edge, external edge under foot, and a shorter and wider shape allow for stiffer skis, easier kick-turns, and more control while maneuvering steep terrain.
“Salomon came up with the idea to do something different, and that has always been the Salomon mentality- to challenge the status quo with new technology that makes snowboarding easier and more fun. The Premiere does that with its lightweight and unique design, it’s very exciting!” – Josh Dirksen, Salomon team rider
The Premiere comes with custom pucks, the Voilé universal kit (hooks, clips, touring bracket, heel risers and sliders), custom fit skins and crampons for steep terrain exploration in the most effective and convenient setup possible. –MSRP – $1,299
The Premiere compliments Salomon’s Split line for an assortment of products to earn your turns. Based on the shape of the Derby, the Split is designed to float through deep pow and comes stock with custom skins for maximizing touring efficiencies, and for an additional $149, Voilé Fast Clips for easy and secure switching between touring and riding mode.
-MSRP – $799
Salomon Snowboards has been building and designing innovative snowboards, boots and bindings since 1995 from Annecy, France with marketing headquarters in Portland, Oregon. We challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and critically damage preconceived notions of what riding gear can be. Ride It For Real, Stay Loose and once and for all – Slay Boredom.